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the direction they're going in. the direction right now, although it's mild, is definitely going towards obama. so he will be better off on monday and tuesday than he is right now. i really think that's the strongest thing to look at. i think romney's got a problem with his dishonest ad -- objectively dishonest about jeep. his opposition to the existence of fema. his opposition to the bailout of the auto industry. these are objective facts he has against him. and pretty good job numbers on friday. put it all together with governor christie collaboration this week with the president and you see an effective president looking like a good president this week. and i think that's the last big picture the voters are going to see. >> chris brought up the auto bailout, which we've heard so much about during this campaign. if the president does win a second term, could governor romney's op-ed from four years ago end up being a deciding factor as you look back on this election? >> the significant factor, i don't know if it's deciding, but you look inside the polls in ohio, you can see that barack obama
the images we're looking at right there. this was wednesday, president obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change and president obama is saying you know me. you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think that the country is ready to have this election over, matt, and they have pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have ev
of liberty. president obama is being briefed on the storm right now. he is expected to make a statement later this hour. we'll bring it to you live when that happens. and some other news this morning. new york city's mayor michael bloomberg just announced public schools will be closed again tomorrow. >> travel is not going very well at all anywhere in the country today because of the problem here on the east coast. amtrak has cancelled all northeast service more than 8600 flights have been cancelled as well. let's go to tom costello as reagan national airport with more on that side of the story. tom, good morning again. >> reporter: good morning. this is the way airports look in this particular area of the country that is getting hit by sandy. you can roll a bowling ball down there and not hit anybody. it's that way at reagan national airport, dulles and many others along the east coast. i want to tell you we just got word from the authority authority in new york, new jersey that they have reports of flooding up on to the runways at laguardia airport and we've heard that may be happening at j
right ahead, sandy has both president obama and governor romney standing down on the politics with the presidential race exactly one week away. they have canceled their public events today and friday's all-important jobs report might be delayed. we'll talk about the storm's impact on the race and the economy with chuck todd and cnbc's jim cramer just ahead. >> a quick note for you. we're sad to say that due to sandy we will not be having our halloween celebration on the plaza tomorrow, so if you were planning to join us out here in costume, we want you to stay home, stay safe. we will get that done at some other point. things are more important. >> they are indeed. you'll have to put the ponte hose away for another year. get the latest on the storm, the record flooding we've seen in lower manhattan. let's get to natalie morales in battery park city in the southern tip of mat hannan. natalie, good morning to you again. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah, once again. we're fully now beginning to realize the devastation of sandy. as you have mentioned in the reporting, at
start about cherry hill road and steady to the beltway. 395 northbound, the accident is in the right shoulder lane. back to you. >> thank you. tom has the forecast, next. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama an
. >> president obama, he's made history by voting for the first time early voting. >> right. >> do you think that's going to play a big role seeing that very strategic photo-op of the president voting early? >> early voting, obviously, very important. mika and i were talking about this earlier. i mean the polls break in a big way on early voting for the president. >> yeah. the engagement there, so far, appears to be for the president. but there are no other polls that you look at, in terms of the direction of the country and the economy, that you see mitt romney closing in. you see this thing heating up and you get to a point where i'm not sure there's anyone who actually really knows, has a gut, has an absolute instinct as to what's going to happen. >> the tale of two campaigns, read dickens. it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. i could show you ten polls. you look at those polls, you think there is no way barack obama's going to win. i could show you ten other polls and you'd say, mitt romney is sunk. >> an associated press poll now has him up, what is it 49 to 45. with women. d
forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> welcome back at 8:45. these are liv pictures of ocean city, maryland, right now, where the winds are whipping up. winds whipping up, waves crashing. we understand part of the pier may have been damaged in ocean city because of the strength of this storm that's continuing to strengthen and becoming more violent. >> we've gotten word that the annapolis harbor is now closed as a result of what we are seeing in these pictures from ocean city. this is something playing out all up and down the eastern seaboard. >> as this storm picks up, more areas shutting down, more evacuations. let's check in now in new jersey where folks there are bracing for sandy as well. >> they have declared a state of energy in new jersey. suspended all public transportation in that state. nbc's danielle lee live at cape may, new jersey. >> reporter: good morning. we're still getting dumped on with this rain. the big change, the sun has risen. our first good look. look at these violent waves. the sand is almost covered in the water because of the rising tides
: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> good morning. right now, storm team 4 radar showing scattered sprinkles across northern virginia into maryland. there's another batch of snow into garrett county. yesterday, they got two feet of snow. power still out there. four day forecast, afternoon highs, mid-50s and breezy. the storm team 4 seven day outlook for the weekend. we'll have some sunshine in and out today and into next tuesday. highs 50s and chilly >>> 8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it's the 31st of october, 2012, aka halloween, and normally about this time we'd be in the thick of our costume contest, but instead we're just happy to get outside and say hi to some of the great folks who came down to say hi to us. got stranded, somebody spending her sweet 16 in new york city and not by choice. we've seen a lot of smiles on the plaza this morning, and coming up, we will tell you about some last-minute halloween koss teams if you're stuck at home and you want to try to pull together a costume
. this is wednesday, president obama, and chris christie touring the devastated areas. they came together for the right reasons to deal with the crisis. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention, he is a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure it caused angst back stage. in the obama campaign, they said we have chris christie at our side with extraordinary images, but again, both sides will say we now know where the votes are, we know there are very few undecided. what we have to do is get them to the polls and on time tuesday. >> as they try to get people to the polls tuesday, they make their closing arguments, we know what they are. mitt romney says i am the agent of change, president obama is saying you know me, you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think the country is ready to have the election over, matt, and they've pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have everybody but his third cousin i
officials said that more than 3000 workers are on standby right now, all ready to help when the time comes. if you have an issue, call bge. sandy is stealing some thunder from last week's presidential campaign. >> rallies have been cancelled today. president obama goes back to washington to coordinate the federal response. tracie potts as the "commitment 2012" report. >> governor romney headed away from the coast, canceling sunday rallies in virginia and north carolina in the storm's path. instead, he will join paul ryan's bus tour in ohio. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves at times my. >> president obama will do one last rally in florida before heading back to washington. on sunday, the bill as it met with the federal of its management agency -- the president met with the federal limits the management agency. >> anything they need, we will be there, and we will cut through red tape and we will not get bogged down with the rules. >> in florida, the president told campaign workers that turnout is key. >> will ever is able to get voters out will in flor
as to what's going to happen. >> if you know what's going on right now, read dickens. it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. i can show you ten polls and you'll say there is no way barack obama is going to win. and ten other polls would say mitt romney is sunk. >> an associated press poll has him up 49 to 45 with women. do you think that maybe stemmed from the debate? he was a little more moderate in the debate? how is he picking up these female voters right now? >> i have no idea. >> you're asking the wrong person. >> i have no idea. and these debates over abortion and these republican candidates who are just stepping in it on those issues, i think it's terrible timing for your party. at the same time, the polls show that mitt romney is actually gaining support among women. >> in a big way. >> i also think overall, it's still kind of convoluted enough where each side -- i can see -- the positive that i want to see, and why i think obama will win, he can probably see the other side. >> this is such a tight race. what do they need to do? what can they do at this point? >>
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